Thursday, June 27, 2013

Project Wedding: DIY Rustic Wedding Signs

Welcome back to my Project Wedding series where I have been highlighting great aspects of Carla and David's rustic, country wedding. In today's post I'm going to show you how I made rustic road signs for the big day that were really cheap and easy.


I made two signs that said "Carla + David Wedding" and two that said "Happily Ever After Starts Here." It was the first thing people driving to the wedding would see, so I wanted to make them cute. I began with fence posts I had leftover from fencing in our back yard. Any reclaimed wood will work, though.



I used white paint and freehanded letters onto the fence boards. The wood was in rough shape, even after sanding, so I had to do two coats on each sign. Stencils and spray paint would work too, but I tend to get into fights with stencils. I painted both sections of each sign onto one fence post.


Once the paint was dry, I took a jig saw and cut the fence post in half. I then took the saw to trim the edges. I used two ottomans from our plastic patio furniture to steady the wood while cutting.



For the stake, I used a scrap 2x4 that my father-in-law had in his shed. You can get these for just a few dollars at stores that sell lumber like Home Depot or Lowe's. I sharpened one end into a point with the saw. You can also find inexpensive pre-cut stakes that are much smaller at hardware stores.


I simply drilled screws into the sign to attach it to the stake. They turned out great! Even though the wood is a little roughed up and the writing is not perfect, the signs were just right for directing drivers and give them a preview of what was to come at the wedding.


 




Once they had served their purpose at the wedding, I reused part of one sign by detatching the Carla + David board to make a cute gift for the newlyweds.



Thanks for joining me for my Project Wedding series. Click below to see other projects from Carla and David's wedding.

1. Carla + David, A Rustic, Country Wedding
2. Invitations and Programs
3. DIY Rustic Wedding Signs
4. The Decor
5. A Country Flower Girl
6. The Cakes
7. A House Divided Candy Bar - Alabama v. Auburn
















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12 comments :

  1. Too cute! Thanks for checking out my table.

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  2. I LOVE your rustic wedding signs! They are so fun!

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    1. Thank you! So glad you like them! They were really easy to make too.

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  3. These signs are adorable!! I am sure they were a big hit at the wedding. I found your blog on Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and am your newest follower. The front door at Still Woods Farmhouse is always open to blogging friends. I hope you will drop by for a visit!
    Blessings from Still Woods

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    1. Thank you so much for following! I definitely will stop by Still Woods.

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  4. Very cute! I love how it served two purposes! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  5. I started making wood signs to point to different sections of our wedding - like ceremony, reception, etc. but I LOVE the idea of having a separate sign for guest to see when they arrive. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  6. What great signs! I'm pinning this for my sister to check out for her upcoming wedding. :)

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  7. My fiance has left me up to creating some signs for our wedding, and I think these would be perfect! Our wedding is a rustic theme as well, and the re-purposed wood that you used really fit with the look. This also seems fairly easy and cheap to make, so now all I have to do is get the okay from my fiance.

    Signs

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